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Primate Cathedral Of Colombia stands on the site of the first church built on the square, under the orders of the founder of the city, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, in 1539. Finished by Nicolas Leon with some alterations, and consecrated as the Cathedral in 1823. The most recent restoration was finished in 1998. Inside, the columns are massive, and the chapels and sanctuary contain paintings and carvings dating from the XVII and XVIII centuries.

Major works of religious and artistic importance are housed at the Cathedral. These include images and a collection of liturgical clothing and objects, spanning four centuries (unfortunate – not open to the public). There is also the Christ of the Conquest, a representation of the Crucifixion which was the standard borne by the evangelists when they set out to convert the indigenous peoples of the Sabana; and the ornaments with which Fray Domingo de Las Casas offered the first mass. There are also the tombs of famous men such as Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Antonio Nariño, and Gregorio Vázquez de Arce y Ceballos. The cathedral features a main altar and 10 chapels in the side wings, dedicated to different saints of the Catholic faith. Behind the altar we find the chapel to “Virgen del Topo”. Likewise, the Cathedral houses one of the largest organs in Latin America.

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